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lyles shows us the classmates warrant closures could lead to violence. >> reporter: we are live outside richmond city council chambers and inside there have been more than 40 speakers who spent the past two hours offering commentary as to why all three of those schools should remain open. now the richmond city council must figure out or at least find 1 1/2 million dollars to keep those schools open for the next two years. now one city councilman tells us tonight he and the board are feeling financially bullied, but a pending election just may assure all three of those schools stay open. closing kennedy high school is more like a lecture in history. >> there's been generations pass through this school. >> reporter: a seminar on psychology. >> it's like a home wrecker, like tearing down schools. >> reporter: and a term paper on how to encourage social unrest. >> why don't they do some other school. therefore, you combine those two, it would be like massive destruction to the school. >> reporter: but for a school with lagging enrollment it seems the thing for the school board. >> there see
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
to stick around with us. >> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas, in for brent cannon. >> want to get right to the forecast with rob. a little cool out there. >> it is cool out there, and some unusual sights seen on our satellite radar this morning as we widen out for you. take a look at that. this is the reason it's going to feel like november today. we've got a november-like system dropping in over the sierra. for the bay area, it's wringing out some drizzle and some spotty light rain for your morning. as we head towards the afternoon, our temperatures not warming up a lot at all. 67 degrees, san jose. 64 in oakland, and near 60 in san francisco. we'll let you know if we're going to see any big changes for the weekend ahead as things finally try to warm up. have that if for you in a few minutes. >>> new this morning, thousands of east bay students will be able to stay in their schools. while you were sleeping last night, the richmond city council voted to keep the doors open at three of the city's schools. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in richmond. she
by his wife's death. >>> another silicon valley soap opera unfolding right before us, and this time the star of it is mark hurd. "nbc bay areas's" business reporter scott budman first here and on the web has this for us. boy, has the oracle turned scott. >> reporter: it was a surprise when so quickly after hurd left hp former ceo mark hurd was hired on as president of oracle. now thanks it a lawsuit filed against hurd by hp the job may not be his, at least not right away, and it seems the two companies will not be so close from here on out. hp claims that hurd knows too much about hp's inner workings to go to work for a competitor like oracle. although the two companies have worked closely for more than two decades, recent purchases have made them competitors and it's common for executives like hurd to sign confidentiality agreements, especially when collecting by severance payments. as for the stock market, well, it seemed to like oracle's take. oracle shares up about 6% today in the midst of all this hp fell slightly. overall, banking concerns cutting the recent rally off at four
's why he used furloughs in the first place. the dmv a very noticeable spot where it impacted the public. attorneys for the state were says the fiscal crisis was unprecedented and the governor has the power to impose furloughs by executive order. attorneys for unions representing 114,000 state workers were saying furloughs are a violation of labor agreements including a guaranteed 40-hour work week and it's illegal. >> you can negotiate with unions. you can institute hiring freezes, travel freezes, overtime freezes. you can line item veto budgets for the same savings. he has all these options that are lawful. he chose the one unlawful. >> it stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> a sacramento superior court judge ruled in favor of the governor in all three lawsuits recently and here's where it's going to be figured out once and for all. today's arguments lasted 90 minutes. a decision is expected sometime in the next 90 days. a lot of people are hoping maybe this can be expedited and they can get a decision because there ar
for the body of the ship. they're using these hose to suck it up into a tanker truck that's right over here. it's basically a giant vacuum cleaner that holloway of the pollutants. the trend of the tug as clean as possible before gets lifted of the water tomorrow. right over here you can see a bone that's meant to keep the oil from getting into the rest of the river and its white things you see floating, where big squares of absorbent material which i assume then you could see some are black with oil from this bill. the state department of fish and game says so far no wildlife has been affected by this but they have several more of these preventative booms like this one here. they have shut down about 2 mi. of this river to fishing for the time being just to be safe. >> let's show you where this is on google earth the sources of this bill was right here at hopper street. let's take this bold to do better idea of what were talking about. yesterday the department of fish and game said there is a light oil sheen for 2 mi. down the petaluma river down to where highway 1 01 crosses the river right he
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
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:01 this wednesday morning. updated information on all that in just a few minutes. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. you can see what frances is talking about, the traffic jam. right now let's begin with a reprieve for three richmond schools. they'll stay open one extra year after the city council approved spending, $1.5 million to keep them open. the unanimous vote came just before 11:30. it will keep kennedy high school and two elementary schools open through the 2011-2012 school year. the meeting was packed with worried parents and school district officials. richmond settled a tax lawsuit with chevron for $114 million. so it has extra money to spend but the council also offered a warning to the school board. >> they gonna have to get their act together. we can no longer have the city of richmond be atm every time they have a problem and they threaten us with attempt to close schools. >> during a meeting, the school board president even argued that closing kennedy high would be dangerous because gang members from different parts of the city would be forced to mix togeth
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper. >>> reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusiv
's brought us a lot closer. every time we have something that happens, it just makes us stronger with it. this is just one more thing that we can look back at and know that it's about or family. we're going to be okay. >> the american red cross has put the family up temporarily in a motel. neighbors are also pitching in trying to establish a fund at a local wells fargo branch. >>> happening also now, state of emergency in colorado declared. and this is why. a massive wildfire burning, building after building, showing in sign of slowing down. happening near boulder. flames have already destroyed 92 structures there tonight. and it's unclear how many of those are homes. we do know that more than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate the area. the fire doubling in size from this time last night, charring more than 7,000 acres of tinder-dry land. investigators know it started with a car and a propane tank monday. >>> a charge of gunning down a bay area cop. dozens of fremont police officers flooded to the courtroom today to see him get formally charged. the 20-year-old suspect faces ten felon
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
. it was bad. it was like people messing around up in class. i just not uses learning. >> we have had kids gun down at bus stop two week ago down on second street and mcdonald. around the corner here at east shore park we saw a kid get killed who was going to school. >> our kids become their citizens when school bell rings. same people. just understanding we are serving the same population. >>reporter: west contra costa county schools lost 39 million dollars in state money this year. the richmond city council recognizes this but it says it has its own budget constraints to deal with and at least one city council member says the district has been fiscally irresponsible and he feels like the buck needs to stop here. linda and grant elementary schools could also be closed if they don't get the 1.5 million dollars. item is about to be discussed and voted on and we have the results for you on abc 7 news at 11:00. reporting live in r richmond, back to you. >> okay thanks very much. as we said a big night in richmond. important night. >> string of arson has made folks in sunnyvale quite n
serve more than 1600 students, robert liles shows us, on the, the classmates warned closures to lead to violence. robert? >> reporter: well, ken, consider this. the west contra costa school district says there is no more money so the city of richmond stepped into the tune of 1 1/2 million dollars and saved three schools in this city from closing. well, now, the board wants the district to take, or wants the city to take that a step further, and save those schools for two years. now one councilman tells us that they are being financially bullied by the board but, about to see, pending elections just may sway tonight's vote. closing kennedy high school is more like a lecture in history. >> there's been generations passed through this school. >> reporter: a seminar on psychology. >> it's like a home wrecker, like tearing down schools, that's a home wrecker. >> reporter: and a term paper on how to encourage social unrest. >> gangs from this school don't like gangs from other schools. therefore, if you combine those two it would be like massive destructions in school. >> reporter: but for
by efren valdemoro he also used to work at the business and a park and the area while. a thorough search of the business park last week provided no clues. the tracks had already been removed. for the past five days search and rescue crews with hard hats and gloves to accuse the year have been sifting through 1 a. of trash from the park. >> for done here is nothing of calls from the search will continue to work with the family and talked to friends and solicit clues from the community. >> >> crews will be back to the landfill at 8:00 a.m. to resume the search. >> a tugboat crews removed the tugboat over night. a memorial is set up in berkeley for slang and not lie and it was on the prowl and one that street on august 31, 2001 berkeley police shot and killed the animal today. people left a note to the line called for stronger protection of nature. there were notes pricing actions of police. those people say the animal was a danger to people who live in the area. >> developing news to tell you about at this hour and we are looking at live video of dozens of house fires raging across the cit
will do if they are. >>> kron4's jonathan bloom joins us live with tonight's top story. >> well, pam, the meeting is still going on inside richmond city hall. there have been 44 members of the public who have spoken, overwhelmingly in support of the schools. now, the council is deliberating and could vote at any instant. incouncil is expected to overwhelmingly approve the giving of $1.5 million to the school district to keep those schools open and that will be very good news. >> shutting the doors to our school will be shutting the doors to the futures and educations of our students and our communities. >> reporter: students and parents packed the chambers to voice their disapproval for the planned closure. >> this is unprecedented. this will be the second time in the 100-year history of this district that a high school has been school and shuttered down. >> reporter: school board member charles ramsy blames the state for cutting tens of millions from the budget. the school voted last year to school elementary schools, and kennedy high. >> it's real evidence that kids don't do as wel
those days off. anne makovec outside the courthouse in san francisco with the latest for us. anne. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger versus state workers. this battle has been going on for two years and has big implications for state workers and the state budget. the california supreme court spent almost two hours listening to arguments this morning over whether or not governor schwarzenegger illegally furloughed more than 200,000 state workers. about 40 lawsuits have been filed on the issue and more than $1.2 million spent on state legal bills. the case will likely affect furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state. the furloughed workers have lost nearly 50 workdays and close to a combined $3 billion in pay since february of 2009. if the union wins, those workers would get back pay with interest for hours they never worked. if governor schwarzenegger prevails, he may have cemented the power of the state's governor over organized labor for years to come. >> the governor's authority to furlough state authorities stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief exe
after a startling health scare. why he says dumb luck may have saved his life. he's here to talk with us about it for the first time. >>> and a nightmare spectacle for tourists in las vegas. the trainer let his guard down and the lion lunged. all caught on tape. >>> good morning, everyone. and we're just days away now from the anniversary, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. and the imam in charge of that islamic center proposal is speaking out this morning writing in "the new york times" that americans should not, quote, back away from completing the project. as you know, that florida pastor is not backing down on his plan to burn the koran, and world leaders are really speaking out, everyone from hillary clinton to the pope condemning his plan. in just a few minutes, our exclusive interview with new york mayor mike bloomberg, and he gives us the personal reason he's defending the plan to the build the center. >> he's been outspoken on this issue. >>> we'll also get exclusive reaction from the top republican in the house. that's john boehner. he could be the man to replace speaker of the hou
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza back up to the macarthur maze. there was an oil spill on the upper deck after a bus lost its transmission. that's why we are so badly back up for this necommute. the meter and lights were turned on a very close to 6:00 a.m. you can see things are backed up let switchover showing you traffic trucker interstate 80 is backed up all along the glory short freeway. we are seeing indications of of back up in macarthur maze. let's back that out a bit you can see there ride coming down from the freeway is definitely slowing things. slow from children's hospital in the westbound direction. a big problem for this commute. you can see all approaches are born to be jammed for a while. let's take go look at another problem interstate 580 in the westbound direction the back up from 2 05 interchange through the altamont pass towards airway boulevard. that was where there was another spill. the traffic has moved much better through livermore. the problem is a back up reach
and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> but a lot of relieved parents and kids, i'm sure. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, corrected luggage, interviewed -- checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of
fishing but there's still more work to do. marin kelly shows us what's being done to remove the tugboat. >> getting this tugboat out from word is behind me is turning it to be no easy task. the state department of fish and game said it will be at least two days before a completely clear it's turning into such a big job to shut down operations for today so they can reevaluate their plan. earlier today you can see this video they had a work road here using a blowtorch he was working to cut this vessel into three pieces so it could be more manageable to get out safely. the might still go ahead with the planned a big inflow was safe to continue today because the winds of kicked out and the word about flying sparks and the george grading a fire hazard. if they're going to reevaluate whether they need to bring him bigger more powerful machine read all of this 90 t tug out from the bank board is now. today's the bones in place around this a emerge friend and a tug that's just in case to catch any oil they missed when cleaning up this vessel to yesterday's. there's two more booms in
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that money could be used to save the schools. but at least one councilmember , gnat bate had, says they have been fiscally irresponsible and says the buck stops here. >> they need to get their act together. we can no longer as a city of richland be an atm every time they have a problem and we are threatened with an attempt to close schools. >> bates was the only opposition, but before the meeting started he told me he was going to change his mind because he didn't want those students to suffer. so it is likely richmond will spend the $1.5 million to keep these three schools open for one more year. reporting live in richmond, alan wopping, abc7 news. -- alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you so much. >>> it looks like a fire bug is on the loose in sunnyvale. this is a sketch of the man police call a person of interest in a string of arsons. abc7's lisa amin gulezian is live and, lisa, it sounds like this man has been busy. >> police are hoping this man will give them the answers they need. he was seen leaving the scene of a fire. >> he looks pretty familiar. >> this sketch is now circulating thro
should remain opened but long-term arrangements have to be made to keep the district from using the city as a atm. >> they have to make the decision tonight. failure to decide sets the other act in motion of closing and shutting down kennedy high school. >> reporter: some people are pointing to the whopping rainy day fund that richmond recently acquired as a possible solution. chevron rb located here in richmond, had to pay out $115 million settlement involving utility taxes used here in the city. now, why not use some of that money to save these schools? that's a question a lot of parents intend to ask tonight. live in richmond, tracy grant, bay area news. >>> thank you. >>> why did eight infants die of whooping cough in the state of california this year? in part, at least, because of misdiagnosis or slow diagnosis. a state review shows all the infants were taken to clinics and hospitals several times before they were accurately diagnosed with whooping cough. the california department of public health says by the time the disease was accurately diagnosed it was too late to save the infa
activist. >> good morning on this wednesday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we're getting our first look this morning of a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in a string of south bay arson fires. one case he set a truck on fire while someone was sleeping inside. terry mcsweeney is live in sunnyvale with the story. terry, this is far beyond the prank stage. >> absolutely. and investigators know a lot about this guy. they know where he operates. they know how he operates. and now they may have a good idea what he looks like; but as of this morning, he is still on the loose. take a look at this new sketch you were talking about. the suspect described as hispanic, about 20 years of age, 5-9 give or take with a slender build. the arson fires tend to occur in bunches. nine were set september 1st, one week ago today. the most serious happened as you mentioned when the arsonist set a pickup truck on fire on sold san francisco road where i am with someone inside that truck. this is not a homicide because police helped rescue that man. since may this guy has set fire
what the next will be will be unemployment that oppresses us or election. were waiting for the next i think will be up for year 5 to 10%. the economy as halnot so good. the datasets wee honest away from the transport a the jobs data and spending data said requested of a double-dip recession but it's some not good is not like 10 years ago. >> been talking about the possibility of a double-dip recession when are we going to know we are definitely not going to be in one. >> i would take it quarter by quarter. again two quarters in a row or not there were the six months away at in my opinion more these nine months away we also don't know what's going to stick as far as presidential solutions. this week he's really focusing on small businesses. he said were going to tax the rich but we will keep the bush taxes cut to the middle income of america. now were starting to get data and more people react to that. a lot of people like to say keep the bush tax cuts. in the market goes higher. >> what about mark heard oracle h-p. >> i love larry ellis and he's got billion our children and he's so da
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